American Legion Post 109 Hartwell, Georgia
Continued Dedication to Influential Youth in our Community
By: Jennifer Scott, Public Relations Director
American Legion Post 109 Hartwell, GA
American Legion Post 109 in Hartwell, Georgia was honored to award two more scholarships during their August 2014 meeting. The Legions’ continued devotion to the youth of our community is a great pleasure to its members! We wholeheartedly believe in rewarding hard work, the belief in dreams, and the fruition of helping someone achieve their goals.
Ms. Jessica R. Ramsey, daughter of Ms. Gail Ramsey, is a graduate of Hart County High School. This fall, she will be enrolled at Valdosta State University majoring in Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Studies. After graduation, she plans to continue with her studies to become a Pharmacist. Ms. Ramsey was awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship to assist her in achieving her goals.
Mr. Jayden Moss, son of Jay and Lori Moss, is an Honor Graduate of Hart County High School. He will be enrolling in Georgia Southern University this fall, majoring in Multimedia Communications/Film. Mr. Moss has already taken summer courses at Georgia Southern and looks forward to continuing his education goals. He was also awarded with a $1,000.00 scholarship.
Both Ms. Ramsey and Mr. Moss indicated a love of their community and their country in their winning oratorical essays. American Legion Post 109 of Hartwell, Georgia wishes them much success toward their endeavors!
Hartwell Graduates Awarded Scholarships
By American Legion Post 109
Samantha Farley, Selina Farley and Jessica Renee Ramsey Earn
$ 1,000 College Grants
Hartwell’s American Legion Post 109 Commander Bill Blazek recently announced the award of new $ 1,000.00 college scholarships to three outstanding Hart County 2014 graduates.
The three recipients named were Samantha Farley, Selina Farley and Jessica Renee Ramsey – all members of the 2014 Graduation Class at Hart County High School. Samantha and Selina, who are the daughters of Greg and Tracey Farley of Hartwell, will attend Piedmont College in Demorest. Jessica - who will attend Valdosta State University in Valdosta - is the daughter of Tanya Gail Ramsey of Hartwell.
Competition for these scholarships was very keen among the seven applicants from graduating Seniors throughout Hart County. Each individual’s record was thoroughly reviewed by five independent judges who scored their application on the student’s history in the areas of extra-curricular and work activities plus letters of recommendation from adults who know them well. Academic achievement in core subjects was also an important factor, although it was assumed acceptance by any institution of higher learning would indicate satisfactory performance in this area. Finally, each one was asked for and judged on a short essay on the relevance today of Samuel Adams’ 1780 quote – “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
A frequent remark made by almost every judge underscored how difficult it was to finalize the relative rankings since it seemed that “each and every one of the applicants were “winners” because each was so outstanding”.
Commander Blazek expressed the great pleasure felt by Hartwell’s American Legion Post 109 with these awards, and wished each of the three recipients the very best as they begin the next stage of their lives.